The government has identified a number of problems that are still being faced by the textile and textile product (TPT) industry in the country in the midst of the recovery process after the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Industry (Menperin) Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said at least 3 problems were identified that were still being faced by the national textile industry. First, upstream and downstream supply chain linkages. "The textile industry sub-sector already has a complete upstream to downstream industrial structure, but it is not yet connected to each other, resulting in a productivity gap," Agus said, Thursday (21/7/2022).
Second, the textile industry is challenged by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) policy so that it is necessary to increase competitiveness and efficiency.
Third, the industry needs to prepare for the implementation of a carbon tax, which is currently still under technical discussion.
The Ministry took a number of steps as an effort to resolve the problem. Among other things, promotion and facilitation of the use of industrial 4.0 technology to increase productivity.
Then, assistance and advocacy for industries that have suffered injuries due to the implementation of FTAs, dumping, and others. Protection of the domestic market through increasing the Domestic Component Level (TKDN)
Then, the creation of e-catalogs, promotion of clothing at home and abroad, initiation of the Draft Law on Clothing Resilience and Drafting of SNI, and the enforcement of mandatory SNI for clothing products to increase import substitution for textile products.